The Lamborghini Asterion LPI 910-4 is just a concept at this point, but if Lambo can pull it off, it'll be one of the most—maybe the single-most—powerful hybrids in the world. Our gearhead friends at Jalopnik have the full rundown below.
This is the Lamborghini Asterion LPI 910-4, and it's a ridiculously overpowered Lamborghini hybrid, complete with electric motors and the claimed equivalent of 282 miles per gallon. And it's not just the name that's big. This is Lamborghini's big future.
Befitting the "LPI" portion of the name (the "I" is for Ibrido, which is Italian for "hybrid"), it's got a longitudinally-positioned 5.2-liter V10 pumping out 610 horsepower, coupled to 300 horsepower worth of electric propulsion for the full 910 equine experience, through all four tires. And since 300 horsepower alone is clearly enough to power this thing around, it'll do up to 125 kilometers an hour, or about 77 miles per hour, on the electric juice alone for up to 32 miles.
Ferrari, Porsche, and McLaren have all jumped into the hybrid game already, but rather than trying to compete with that trio of track-oriented hypercars, the Asterion looks distinctly, well, comfortable. The seats look to be more highly positioned than in relatively hard-edged Lamborghinis like the Aventador, and the interior's swathed in inviting brown and cream leather, like the outside of a dairy cow.
But don't mistake this thing for a cow. Not by a longshot. It'll make it to 60 MPH in three seconds flat, on to a top speed of about 198.
Let's see you do that in a cow.
Alright, so the younger Lamborghini fans among us will now begin their rage-filled keyboard assault against Audi, Volkswagen, and sure, let's just say the Pope, too, why not, about how Lamborghini Is Now Ruined, Everything Is Soft Now, There Are No More Supercars, The World Is Over, Lamborghini Is Over, Down With Lamborghini, How Dare Lamborghini Not Make Something With Silly Doors And That You Can Actually Drive places, but it really isn't the apocalypse.
While this is still technically a concept, the Asterion looks distinctly production-ready, and we have nothing to fear from a Lamborghini grand tourer. The company was founded upon grand tourers like the original Lamborghini 350GT, and continued the tradition with models like the Lamborghini Jalpa up through the 1980s.
And there ain't nobody gonna tell me that this doesn't look like a Jalpa.
So rejoice, consumers who want something approaching 1000 horsepower but don't quite have the three jets and 84-car stable to afford a Bugatti. This is your wonderfully beautiful, relatively comfortable, deeply amazing Lamborghini of tomorrow.